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Victorian Insect Brooch

0.45ct Sapphire, 0.92ct Diamond and Ruby, 14 ct Yellow Gold Dragonfly Pendant / Brooch - Antique Circa 1890

A stunning, fine and impressive antique 0.45 carat sapphire, 0.92 carat diamond and 0.05 carat ruby, 14 carat yellow gold and silver set pendant / brooch; part of our antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections

SKU C4081


This stunning antique Victorian brooch/ pendant has been crafted in 14ct yellow gold with silver settings.

The setting has been modelled in the form of a dragonfly.

The pierced decorated paired wings are embellished with fourteen pavé set Old European cut diamonds, of various sizes.

The thorax of the dragonfly is ornamented with an independently yellow gold collet set 0.45ct round faceted sapphire, the attached segmented abdomen is silver set with a further four graduated Dutch cut diamonds.

The dragonfly's legs and head are crafted in 14ct yellow gold, set with two collet set cabochon cut rubies to represent the eyes.

The pendant suspends from a contemporary 18 ct yellow gold 18" trace chain via the winged-insect's antennae.

This stunning antique pendant can also be worn as a brooch via a detachable screw fit, hinged pin and clasp fastening to the reverse of the setting; this removable fitment indicates the high quality of the piece.

This stunning 1890s brooch / pendant is supplied with a independent diamond grading report card.

This Victorian insect brooch has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 14ct gold.

Images do not always reflect the true colour and brilliance of gemstones and diamonds. The video however provides a truer representation of the actual colour and showcases each stone.

This impressive Victorian insect brooch is exceptional quality, set with high colour graded diamonds displaying a fine colour and brilliance; although the diamond clarity is graded at P1, they shows no unsightly black inclusions.

The rubies and sapphire display fine colour, brilliance and presence.

The brooch is an exceptional gauge of gold and in excellent condition.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this impressive antique dragonfly brooch.

Cut Round faceted

Content 0.45 carats

Cut Cabochon

Content (total) 0.05 carats

Colour (average grades) G

Clarity (average grades) P1

Cut Old European

Content (total) 0.92 carat

Length of setting 2.4cm/0.94"

Width across wings 2.7cm/1.06"

Across pin 2.8cm/1.1"

Height of setting 1.02cm/0.4"

Length of Chain 45.72cm/18"

8.66 grams

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